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Captain Amarinder Singh To Be Sworn In As Punjab's New Chief Minister On 16 March

Congress secured 77 out of 117 seats in Punjab state Assembly polls on Saturday, making a strong comeback after a decade.

12/03/2017 5:28 PM IST | Updated 12/03/2017 6:42 PM IST
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CHANDIGARH -- After securing an astounding victory in the Punjab assembly polls, Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday met Governor VP Singh Badnore to stake his claim to form the government in the state.

Captain Singh said that the date for oath ceremony has been fixed on March 16.

"We met the governor. We have staked our claim to form the government and the date has been fixed for 16," he told reporters.

The Congress secured 77 out of 117 seats in the state Assembly polls making a strong comeback after a decade.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won 20 seats on debut, making it the second largest party in the Punjab Assembly.

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance fared the worst with 18 seats.

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